Boxing Day Tsunami

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A major climatological disaster caused by an earthquake with a magnitude of 9.1 to 9.3 on the Richter scale, caused by subduction which triggered a series of devastating tsunami along the coasts of most land masses bordering the Indian Ocean, killing at least 230,000 people in 11 countries, and inundating coastal communities with waves up to 30 meters/100 feet high. It was one of the deadliest natural disasters in recorded history
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MONDAY the impossible film4, 9pm Maria (Naomi Watts) and Henry (Ewan McGregor) travel to Thailand with their children for a holiday in a tropical paradise but as they relax on Boxing Day they find themselves in the midst of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.
9PM Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts are parents with three kids who find their family torn apart by the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami while on holiday in Thailand.
Happy Hearts Fund, Founded in 2006 by Petra Nemcova after surviving the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, rebuilds safe, resilient schools in areas impacted by natural disasters.
As they relax around the pool on Boxing Day they find themselves in the midst of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, with members of the family swept in all different directions by the raging torrents.
The test, and one carried out a day earlier simulating another quake off Indonesia, were designed to check an early-warning system set up after the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami which killed more than 230,000 people.
The 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami and subsequent events in the Indian and Pacific Ocean have brought to the attention of the world the urgent need to be more prepared for such events, said Touseef Alam.
THE Queen was serenaded by an a cappella group and met a survivor of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami when she paid the third visit of her reign to Atlantic College, in the Vale of Glamorgan.
Trivia: She and her husband, music producer Rob Cowan, were on honeymoon in Thailand when the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami took place.
In addition to the 2 clusters described, several isolated cases of post-disaster soft tissue mucormycosis have been reported, notably among persons injured during the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami (13-15).
The 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami illustrates the inequities: international efforts to identify the remains of victims were undertaken in Thailand, where there was a high density of Western tourists, but not in Sri Lanka, Indonesia, or other affected areas.
OVER 230,000 people died in the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.
The ACF team had been providing assistance to survivors of the December 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami.